Richard Wallace McWhorter

July 22, 1934October 25, 2018

Richard Wallace McWhorter, age 84, widower of the late Lucy Rowland McWhorter, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018.

Born in Pickens, he was a son of the late Samuel Vincent McWhorter and Gracie May Youngblood McWhorter. Mr. McWhorter was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a retired Designer Engineer. He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. McWhorter is survived by four children, Richard Anthony McWhorter and wife Patti, Cecilla Dawn “Cissy” Addis and husband Hal, Gregory Brian McWhorter (Katie), and Dellisca Leigh “DeeDee” McWhorter; two grandchildren, Heath Addis and James Addis; four great grandchildren, Kylie, Colton, Lexi, and Abbie; a brother, Charles Franklin McWhorter; and two sisters, Laura Mae Caldwell and Joyce Elane McWhorter. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a grandson, Corey McWhorter; and two brothers, Kenneth Eugene McWhorter and Sammy Michael McWhorter.

Graveside services will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM in Woodlawn Memorial Park with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 156 Milestone Way A, Greenville, SC 29615 or the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615.


  • Graveside Service Sunday, October 28, 2018

Richard Wallace McWhorter

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Michele Krzewinski

October 28, 2018

I am saddened to hear about your loss and I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Tamathy Mason

October 27, 2018

I will always remember when Mr. McWhorter would come to get his evening meal at the Long John Silvers. DeeDee was running the Greer store at the time and he always showed up about 15 minutes before we were closing. That is how I knew a lot of times that it was about closing time. He was very sweet and quiet spoken. I knew exactly what he wanted. He would order, go have a seat in the middle of the dining room, and I would bring him his meal and whatever he was going to drink to the table. He always thanked me and every once in a while we'd have a small conversation. We usually talked about DeeDee or the store and if we'd been busy or not. After he was done he always made sure to get my attention and tell me to have a good night and I would reply the same to him. I will miss that even more now. But knowing he is with his wife in Heaven now brings a comforting feeling that he is now at peace and no longer suffering. My prayers are wit the McWhorter family. Much love, Tamathy Mason